Daily Devotion Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Full of grace
The book of Genesis records that the Son of God appeared to Abraham on a number of occasions. Stephen referred to the first of these interactions when he said that the 'God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia'. The 'God of glory' is one of the many names that belongs to the Son of God. He is the full revelation and manifestation of the glory of the Father. The apostle John declared concerning Jesus Christ, 'The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth'.
Every Christian must behold the glory of the Son of God by illumination. When John declared that Christ is 'full of grace', he was referring to the four dimensions of grace that belong to Yahweh-Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Scriptures teach us that God is Spirit, God is Life/Light, God is Word, and God is Love. These four dimensions of grace are fully revealed in the face of Jesus Christ who is full of grace and truth.
These four dimensions of the grace of Yahweh are ministered from the face of Jesus Christ into our hearts by the Holy Spirit. The apostle Paul explained that 'it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ'. He likened the ministry of the Holy Spirit to the work of a 'mirror' that reflects and focuses the light that shines from the face of Christ into our hearts. Because of the effective ministry of the Holy Spirit, the apostle John could testify that we have beheld the glory of the Son of God and 'of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace'.
|Act 7:2,Joh 4:24,1Jn 1:5,1Jn 4:8, 16,Joh 1:1, 14, 16,2Co 4:6|
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